Heavy rains: Stay safe, says TN govt
The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday night issued a warning to fishermen not to venture into the sea in the wake of forecast that Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu are likely to receive (Heavy rains: Stay safe, says TN govt) heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours.
Swinging into action, the state government has directed District Collectors and senior IAS officials to take up all precautionary measures in the region.
It asked people to stay safe and assured that all necessary precautionary steps have been taken. Quoting a latest bulletin from the MeT department that the deep depression, which was earlier 240 km from Chennai coast, has moved and is now located at 125 km south east of Chennai, an official release said it was expected to move between Chennai and Andhra Pradesh coast tomorrow morning.
Normal life was severely affected due to heavy rain in Chennai on Tuesday as the low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal turned into a deep depression, prompting the Met department to predict more rain in north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the next 24 hours.
The Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted that coastal areas in north Tamil Nadu will receive extremely high rainfall in the next 24 hours, till Wednesdayevening.
District Collectors have been advised to take all precautionary measures and senior civil servants asked to visit those districts which is expected to receive heavy rainfall.
The Met department said that the sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coast. Nannilam in Tiruvarur district recorded the highest rainfall of 140 mm during the last 24 hours, followed by Chembarabakkam in Tiruvallur district which recorded 120 mm rain.